Ixom commenced as a standalone business on 2 March 2015, separating from Orica Australia Pty Ltd. With more than 1,200 employees globally, Ixom is the market leader in water treatment and chemical distribution in Australia and New Zealand, with a growing presence in Latin America and Asia. Ixom also has a proud and long history of supplying chemicals for agriculture, mining, life sciences, building and construction. Whether it is the fresh and clean water you drink, the many household products you use, the foods you eat - Ixom is part of every household in one way or another. These everyday products include toothpaste and personal care, hand sanitiser, some of the ingredients in the food you eat and the cocoa in your favourite chocolate.

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1 Nicholson Street , East Melbourne , Victoria 3002 Australia

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Industry Type:
Water and Wastewater - Chemical Water Treatment
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)
Over 1000

This company also provides solutions for other industrial applications.
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Within the MIEX® business platform, a team of Sales, Engineering, and Technical staff are dedicated to the development and support of current and future ion exchange solutions for water and wastewater applications. Along with a comprehensive service program, Orica Watercare offers a range of innovative ion exchange resins, custom-designed MIEX® Treatment Systems and packaged MAGNAPAK® Systems.

Who We Are
We are the market leader in water treatment and chemical distribution in Australia and New Zealand, with a growing presence in Asia and Latin America. Ixom supplies general chemicals across a diverse range of markets.

These include agriculture, building and construction, food and beverage, pharmaceutical and personal care, plastics, pulp and paper and water treatment industries.

IXOM (formerly Orica Watercare) designs and manufactures municipal drinking water systems utilizing fluidized ion exchange resins (MIEX ® brand) that achieve multiple objectives:   

  • reduction of disinfection by-products (DBPs) by reducing DOC and chlorine demand (MIEX)
  • reduction of hardness or other dissolved constituents in the same fluidized process (MICo)
  • improving membrane performance by reducing fouling, improving flux, increasing time between cleanings